Why PostgreSQL is a better enterprise database than MySQL

When it comes to open source databases, MySQL gets the lion’s share of attention. MySQL is an easy-to-use database, and a lot of open source Web applications are geared towards it. The other primary open source database is PostgreSQL which, while widely known, doesn’t have the same mindshare that MySQL has obtained. This is unfortunate, because out of the two, PostgreSQL offers much more security, reliability, and data integrity than MySQL does.

This does, however, come at a cost. PostgreSQL is a little more challenging to set up and use; it leverages privileges and security of the underlying operating system as well as roles and privileges provided within the database. This can make PostgreSQL more difficult to use if you are unaware of these issues. Once you are aware of them, using PostgreSQL is just as easy as using MySQL.

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